Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' at Bute Park

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Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris'
late November 2015

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Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris'
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 17433 77394
Common name Common hornbeam 'Columnaris'
Common name Columnar European hornbeam
Origin Europe, Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Missing tag 2895
Height 16M December 2015
Girth 258cm @ 0.7M January 2016
Reference 372

This tree is on the south east edge of Blackweir woodland south.

Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' bark

Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' bark
January 2016

Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' leaf

Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' leaves
mid May 2016

General tree description

Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' is a variety of the Common or European hornbeam. It is a smaller tree than the species, characterised by its compact, columnar shape. It is noted for its dense dark green summer foliage that clusters at the branch tips. The leaves turn yellow in autumn.